American Indian Law Center, Inc.

Strengthen . Promote . Honor
Our Purpose

The AILC is a national leader

for tribal governments and organizations

in the development and analysis

of federal Indian policy.

Established in 1967, the American Indian Law Center, Inc. (AILC) is the oldest existing Indian-managed and Indian-controlled legal and public policy organization in the country.

We assist in the continued development of self-determination.

AILC is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation housed at the University of New Mexico School of Law, although it is a legally separate entity. As a 100% Indian controlled organization, AILC has a unique, in-depth knowledge about tribal institutions, including tribal courts and their place in tribal government, and about tribal, state, and federal relations.

AILC has served more than


of Tribes

of Professionals and Paraprofessionals


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Our Programs

Legal Policy Analysis and Services

Facilitating important services, communications, negotiations, and relations among the tribal, state, and federal governments.

Appellate Court Forum

Serving the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals region for the review of tribal court decisions, and providing training, technical assistance, legal research, and support services.

Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals (SWITCA)

Preparatory Legal Education

Preparing American Indian and Alaska Native individuals for the rigors of law school through the Pre-Law Summer Institute, an intensive two-month program.

Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI)


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